Articles tagged “low-cost carriers”

Ryanair Exec Free to Move to Rival EasyJet, Judge Rules

Ryanair Exec Free to Move to Rival EasyJet, Judge Rules

Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

This story might not quite be over yet as Ryanair plans to appeal the decision. Perhaps the airline should just draw a line under the whole episode and move on?

1 month ago

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

Is Flight Shaming to Blame for Falling Domestic Air Travel in Germany?

William Wilkes and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With flight shaming, it's pretty difficult to show causation when it comes to falling passenger numbers. But there's no denying the fact that it has become a part of the public discourse in much of northern Europe.

1 month ago

Qantas’ Low-Cost Jetstar Axes Flights as Workers Strike

Qantas’ Low-Cost Jetstar Axes Flights as Workers Strike

Jason Gale, Bloomberg

Like all low-cost carriers, Jetstar has to balance providing cheap flights with controlling costs. The strikes couldn't come at a worse time than during the holiday season.

1 month ago

Ryanair CEO ‘Screamed’ at Staff During Union Dispute

Ryanair CEO ‘Screamed’ at Staff During Union Dispute

Dara Doyle and Peter Flanagan, Bloomberg

The details revealed in this court case aren't a good look for anyone involved.

1 month ago

Norwegian Taps Former JetBlue Exec in Management Reshuffle

Norwegian Taps Former JetBlue Exec in Management Reshuffle

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another big news day for Norwegian. Given the focus on profitability, exiting the difficult domestic market in Argentina is not really surprising, but the appointment of Marty St. George is certainly a curveball.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air Scales Back Long-Haul Routes Citing Engine Problems

Norwegian Air Scales Back Long-Haul Routes Citing Engine Problems

Associated Press, Associated Press

Norwegian Air still appears to be in scale-back mode. The idea remains that reining in ambitions will allow the carrier to find a sustainable future.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air’s New CEO Sees First Priority As Returning to Profits

Norwegian Air’s New CEO Sees First Priority As Returning to Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Interestingly, new Norwegian Air chief Jacob Schram has plenty of experience dealing with takeovers and mergers from his time in the retail trade. Might Norwegian want to tap this experience as part of future plans?

2 months ago

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment, and it's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

2 months ago

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

Argentina’s Low-Cost Airline Boom Under Threat From President-Elect

Carolina Millan, Jorgelina do Rosario and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

As we've seen elsewhere across the globe, policies that artificially prop up an incumbent flag carrier don't always work out well for consumers.

2 months ago

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

JetBlue Adds Basic Fare in Battle With Discount Rivals

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue isn't immune from the structural changes that are taking place in the aviation industry. Like it or not, basic economy is a part of the landscape now, and to truly compete you need to have it in your arsenal.

2 months ago

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Rajesh Kumar Singh and P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

This deal would make sense, but only at the right price and only when IndiGo has sorted out its own internal issues.

3 months ago

Why Wizz Air Has No Plans to Try Low-Cost, Long-Haul Anytime Soon

Why Wizz Air Has No Plans to Try Low-Cost, Long-Haul Anytime Soon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Wizz Air is probably right to steer clear of trying its hand at long-haul flights, at least for the moment. CEO József Váradi's assessment seems correct — the industry is still waiting for the right aircraft to come along.

3 months ago